Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Yarn Along


Reading: I haven't done a lot of reading over the past week, so I'm still working through Lizzy & Jane, by Katherine Reay. I'm really enjoying it!

Knitting: I was knitting on a new hat, but as you can see, I've taken it off the needles to start over. The pattern is FreshMint, and I'm using some lovely naturally dyed yarn from Liesl at Buckaloo View. The hat was turning out too big, so I'm going to try again with smaller needles. I love this yarn and pattern combination, though, so it's definitely worth taking the time to get it right. :)

{Yarn Along is a weekly link up hosted by Ginny where you can share what you've been knitting and reading.}

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  1. I think the hat will be gorgeous once it's finished. I really like the color and am quite envious that you can wear it. I always look as if am sick when I try something in that shade on, so I'm loving it from afar. :)

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    1. Honestly, I don't know if I can wear this color or not, but I'm going to try! I'm not very good at figuring out what colors I should or shouldn't wear. :)

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  2. Nice shade of green -- I'm liking the stitch pattern of your beanie and hope the needle switch is just the thing to get it right. :)

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  3. Definitely worth pursuing, the pattern and fabric look lovely.

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    1. Thanks. I think they go well together.

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  4. What a great hat color. Will brighten anyone's days with the perfect pop of color. I bet it is super soft too!

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    1. It's 100% organic Merino, so it is very soft! :)

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  5. I've had the exact same issue this week with a hat I'm knitting. I love the pattern on your hat though so well worth getting it right, even if it means a bit of frogging.

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    1. Yes, frogging is not my favorite, but sometimes it's necessary. :) The last hat that I made for myself turned out too large the first time, too! I have a big head so this isn't a problem I usually have, ha.

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  6. Lovely hat!

    And I love Lizzy & Jane. Have you read Dear Mr. Knightley by the same author? It is so good, too. I featured both books in earlier Yarn Alongs. :)

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I absolutely loved Dear. Mr. Knightley. I'm looking forward to reading her new book, The Bronte Plot!

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  7. Oooh, I've got a few new books to add to my to-read list! Good luck with the hat, the color of that yarn is amazing :)

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    1. Katherine Reay's books are really good! Thanks. :)

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  8. so right....i love the color and pattern, too....and you will be soooo glad you did it right! Better now ripping out than when you've totally finished it. (Guess how I know this to be a fact?)

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    1. I know, I've done the same thing, ha! I try to remind myself that I love knitting, so ripping back and knitting it again shouldn't be a problem. More knitting is a good thing, right? :)

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  9. The yarn is real pretty. My hat had lots of ripping out this week too!

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    1. Thanks. I guess sometimes it has to be done!

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  10. Yes, I like that pattern - very nice. I am going to check out the pattern now.

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  11. I'm glad you're not abandoning the hat. The yarn and pattern are a great combination!

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  12. Your hat looks good! Thank you for suggesting this author! I am enjoying Dear Mr. Knightley very much!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying Dear Mr. Knightley. :) I love that book!

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  13. Yay for Lizzy & Jane. I've had horrible reading time these past couple of weeks too.

    Wishing you the best with your hat! Looks like it'll be amazing - and that color = gorgeous! :)

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    1. I really enjoyed Lizzy and Jane, just not as much as Dear Mr. Knightley. :) Thanks!

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  14. the hat looks like it's going to be great!

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    1. I hope it will be once I get the sizing right. :)

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  15. That yarn is a gorgeous colour, matches your profile pic! ;) I just love your blog, I've been reading the slow fashion posts with great interest, sounds like such a cool project. Maybe once I've knitted/sewn more stuff for myself I could join in!

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    1. Thanks! :) I'm glad you've been enjoying those posts. So far Slow Fashion October has been really inspiring and a bit overwhelming. I hope you've been reading other people's SFO posts, too, because they've been discussing the topic a lot more eloquently than I have. :)

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